2008 Australian Open - Men's Singles
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2008 Australian Open %E2%80%93 Men's Singles
Men's singles
2008 Australian Open
ChampionSerbia Novak Djokovic
Runner-upFrance Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Final score4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(7-2)
Details
Draw128
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends men women mixed
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Novak Djokovic defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(7-2) to win the men's singles tennis title at the 2008 Australian Open.[1] It was his first major title, the first of a record nine Australian Open titles, and the first of 21 major men's singles titles overall. Djokovic became the first Serbian man to win a major singles title.[2] It was the first major final since the 2005 Australian Open not to feature either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal, who were beaten by Djokovic and Tsonga, respectively, in the semifinals.[3][4] Alongside second-seeded Nadal, Tsonga (unseeded in this tournament) defeated three more seeds en route to the final, including ninth-seed Andy Murray.

Federer was the two-time defending champion, but lost to Djokovic in the semifinals. The loss ended Federer's record streak of 10 consecutive major finals. However, he became the first man to reach 15 consecutive major quarterfinals (streak starting at the 2004 Wimbledon Championships), surpassing Roy Emerson and Ivan Lendl. This was the only major where Federer failed to reach the final between the 2005 Wimbledon Championships and the 2010 Australian Open, a span of 19 tournaments. He would go on to reach the next 8 major finals (winning four of them).

Seeds

01.   Switzerland Roger Federer (semifinals)
02.   Spain Rafael Nadal (semifinals)
03.   Serbia Novak Djokovic (champion)
04.   Russia Nikolay Davydenko (fourth round)
05.   Spain David Ferrer (quarterfinals)
06.   United States Andy Roddick (third round)
07.   Chile Fernando González (third round)
08.   France Richard Gasquet (fourth round)
09.   United Kingdom Andy Murray (first round)
10.   Argentina David Nalbandian (third round)
11.   Spain Tommy Robredo (second round)
12.   United States James Blake (quarterfinals)
13.   Czech Republic Tomá? Berdych (fourth round)
14.   Russia Mikhail Youzhny (quarterfinals)
15.   Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis (third round)
16.   Spain Carlos Moyá (first round)
17.   Croatia Ivan Ljubi?i? (first round)
18.   Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela (first round)
19.   Australia Lleyton Hewitt (fourth round)
20.   Croatia Ivo Karlovi? (third round)
21.   Argentina Juan Mónaco (third round)
22.   Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero (fourth round)
23.   France Paul-Henri Mathieu (fourth round)
24.   Finland Jarkko Nieminen (quarterfinals)
25.   Spain Fernando Verdasco (second round)
26.   Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka (second round)
27.   Spain Nicolás Almagro (first round)
28.   France Gilles Simon (third round)
29.   Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber (fourth round)
30.   Czech Republic Radek ?t?pánek (first round)
31.   Russia Igor Andreev (third round)
32.   Russia Dmitry Tursunov (second round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Qualifying

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 Switzerland Roger Federer 7 77 6
12 United States James Blake 5 65 4
1 Switzerland Roger Federer 5 3 65
3 Serbia Novak Djokovic 7 6 77
3 Serbia Novak Djokovic 6 6 7
5 Spain David Ferrer 0 3 5
3 Serbia Novak Djokovic 4 6 6 77
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6 4 3 62
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7 6 78
14 Russia Mikhail Youzhny 5 0 66
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6 6 6
2 Spain Rafael Nadal 2 3 2
24 Finland Jarkko Nieminen 5 3 1
2 Spain Rafael Nadal 7 6 6

Top half

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Switzerland R Federer 6 6 6
Argentina D Hartfield 0 3 0 1 Switzerland R Federer 6 6 6
France F Santoro 6 6 6 France F Santoro 1 2 0
United States J Isner 2 2 4 1 Switzerland R Federer 65 77 5 6 10
Serbia J Tipsarevi? 7 6 66 0 6 Serbia J Tipsarevi? 77 61 7 1 8
WC Australia J Sirianni 5 2 78 6 0 Serbia J Tipsarevi? 7 77 77
France T Ascione 4 0 3 25 Spain F Verdasco 5 63 63
25 Spain F Verdasco 6 6 6 1 Switzerland R Federer 6 79 6
21 Argentina J Mónaco 77 7 6 13 Czech Republic T Berdych 4 67 3
Argentina C Berlocq 65 5 1 21 Argentina J Mónaco 6 78 5 68 8
United States R Kendrick 4 5 2 Q United States A Delic 3 66 7 710 6
Q United States A Delic 6 7 6 21 Argentina J Mónaco 6 3 65 2
Spain Ó Hernández 1 77 6 6 13 Czech Republic T Berdych 3 6 77 6
Czech Republic I Miná? 6 65 2 1 Spain Ó Hernández 2 1 3
Austria W Eschauer 4 4 4 13 Czech Republic T Berdych 6 6 6
13 Czech Republic T Berdych 6 6 6

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 United States J Blake 6 6 6
Chile N Massú 3 2 2 12 United States J Blake 6 6 6
United States M Russell 6 4 6 3 6 United States M Russell 3 2 2
Italy F Fognini 1 6 2 6 3 12 United States J Blake 4 2 6 77 6
France S Grosjean 77 6 77 France S Grosjean 6 6 0 65 2
Italy F Volandri 63 3 60 France S Grosjean 4 6 6 64 6
Q Netherlands R Haase 62 6 6 77 Q Netherlands R Haase 6 4 0 77 4
17 Croatia I Ljubi?i? 77 3 0 61 12 United States J Blake 6 6 6
27 Spain N Almagro 64 5 2 Croatia M ?ili? 3 4 4
Croatia M ?ili? 77 7 6 Croatia M ?ili? 6 6 6
Czech Republic J Van?k 3 4 4 Austria J Melzer 4 3 4
Austria J Melzer 6 6 6 Croatia M ?ili? 6 64 6 6
South Korea H-t Lee 78 6 6 7 Chile F Gonzalez 2 77 3 1
Australia C Guccione 66 3 4 South Korea H-t Lee 6 3 2 4
Q Greece K Economidis 4 62 1 7 Chile F Gonzalez 4 6 6 6
7 Chile F Gonzalez 6 77 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 Serbia N Djokovic 6 6 77
Germany B Becker 0 2 65 3 Serbia N Djokovic 6 6 6
Q United States R Ram 65 6 4 6 3 Italy S Bolelli 1 2 2
Italy S Bolelli 77 3 6 2 6 3 Serbia N Djokovic 6 6 6
United States S Querrey 6 6 7 United States S Querrey 3 1 3
Belgium O Rochus 3 2 5 United States S Querrey 77 4 6 6
PR Belgium X Malisse 77 7 2 1 3 32 Russia D Tursunov 65 6 4 2
32 Russia D Tursunov 61 5 6 6 6 3 Serbia N Djokovic 7 6 6
19 Australia L Hewitt 6 6 6 19 Australia L Hewitt 5 3 3
Belgium S Darcis 0 3 0 19 Australia L Hewitt 77 6 5 6
WC Uzbekistan D Istomin 6 61 77 6 WC Uzbekistan D Istomin 65 3 7 1
Q Slovakia L Lacko 3 77 64 1 19 Australia L Hewitt 4 7 7 64 6
Latvia E Gulbis 0 4 62 15 Cyprus M Baghdatis 6 5 5 77 3
Russia M Safin 6 6 77 Russia M Safin 4 4 6 6 2
Sweden T Johansson 60 2 6 3 15 Cyprus M Baghdatis 6 6 2 3 6
15 Cyprus M Baghdatis 77 6 3 6

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 Argentina D Nalbandian 6 6 77
WC Australia R Smeets 1 1 63 10 Argentina D Nalbandian 4 7 6 6
Argentina M Zabaleta 1 77 3 4 Australia P Luczak 6 5 4 1
Australia P Luczak 6 62 6 6 10 Argentina D Nalbandian 1 2 3
WC Australia A Jones 6 6 3 6 22 Spain JC Ferrero 6 6 6
Spain A Montañés 4 3 6 2 WC Australia A Jones 4 4 2
Germany N Kiefer 4 3 1 22 Spain JC Ferrero 6 6 6
22 Spain JC Ferrero 6 6 6 22 Spain JC Ferrero 5 6 4 1
30 Czech Republic R ?t?pánek 6 6 5 2 3 5 Spain D Ferrer 7 3 6 6
United States V Spadea 2 2 7 6 6 United States V Spadea 4 6 6 2 9
Q Germany D Gremelmayr 6 0 6 7 Q Germany D Gremelmayr 6 2 3 6 7
Argentina S Roitman 1 6 4 5 United States V Spadea 3 3 2
Spain S Ventura 3 1 3 5 Spain D Ferrer 6 6 6
Argentina JM del Potro 6 6 6 Argentina JM del Potro 3 4 0r
France É Roger-Vasselin 2 2 1 5 Spain D Ferrer 6 6 0
5 Spain D Ferrer 6 6 6

Bottom half

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 France R Gasquet 6 6 3 6
WC Australia N Lindahl 0 1 6 2 8 France R Gasquet 6 6 6
Spain F López 78 6 6 Spain F López 2 1 3
Q United States W Odesnik 66 1 4 8 France R Gasquet 6 6 4 6
Belgium K Vliegen 6 6 77 31 Russia I Andreev 3 2 6 4
France O Patience 0 1 63 Belgium K Vliegen 5 5 2
Romania A Pavel 7 2 64 3 31 Russia I Andreev 7 7 6
31 Russia I Andreev 5 6 77 6 8 France R Gasquet 2 77 66 3
18 Argentina JI Chela 4 2 6 2 France J-W Tsonga 6 65 78 6
Spain G García López 6 6 1 6 Spain G García López 6 5 6 78
Colombia A Falla 5 7 68 6 7 Colombia A Falla 4 7 4 66
Q South Africa K Anderson 7 5 710 2 5 Spain G García López 3 4 2
Q United States S Warburg 2 6 6 2 6 France J-W Tsonga 6 6 6
Argentina JP Brzezicki 6 2 3 6 4 Q United States S Warburg 4 64 2
France J-W Tsonga 7 6 0 77 France J-W Tsonga 6 77 6
9 United Kingdom A Murray 5 4 6 65

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 Russia M Youzhny 6 6 77
WC France M Montcourt 0 2 63 14 Russia M Youzhny 4 7 6 77
Q Israel H Levy 4 2 1 Italy A Seppi 6 5 3 64
Italy A Seppi 6 6 6 14 Russia M Youzhny 6 6 6
Israel D Sela 6 6 6 20 Croatia I Karlovi? 2 4 2
Q Austria M Slanar 2 4 2 Israel D Sela 77 4 3 1
Q United Kingdom J Baker 4 4 77 4 20 Croatia I Karlovi? 65 6 6 6
20 Croatia I Karlovi? 6 6 61 6 14 Russia M Youzhny 77 6 6
26 Switzerland S Wawrinka 6 6 6 4 Russia N Davydenko 62 3 1
France J Benneteau 3 3 3 26 Switzerland S Wawrinka 2 6 65 1r
Chinese Taipei Y-h Lu 3 6 78 4 2 France M Gicquel 6 3 77 2
France M Gicquel 6 4 66 6 6 France M Gicquel 3 2 3
France N Mahut 77 5 6 3 7 4 Russia N Davydenko 6 6 6
Argentina J Acasuso 62 7 2 6 5 France N Mahut 4 0 3
France M Llodra 5 5 3 4 Russia N Davydenko 6 6 6
4 Russia N Davydenko 7 7 6

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 United States A Roddick 6 6 7
Q Czech Republic L Dlouhý 3 4 5 6 United States A Roddick 6 6 6
United States D Young 77 64 3 65 Germany M Berrer 2 2 4
Germany M Berrer 65 77 6 77 6 United States A Roddick 4 6 69 77 6
Russia E Korolev 7 6 6 29 Germany P Kohlschreiber 6 3 711 63 8
Q Spain M Granollers 5 2 0 Russia E Korolev 4 2 1r
Q Croatia R Karanu?i? 4 65 1 29 Germany P Kohlschreiber 6 6 0
29 Germany P Kohlschreiber 6 77 6 29 Germany P Kohlschreiber 6 67 69 3
24 Finland J Nieminen 6 6 5 2 6 24 Finland J Nieminen 3 79 711 6
Canada F Dancevic 3 1 7 6 1 24 Finland J Nieminen 6 7 77
WC United States J Levine 6 7 6 WC United States J Levine 2 5 62
Argentina M Vassallo Argüello 1 5 1 24 Finland J Nieminen 3 77 6 6
United States M Fish 6 6 3 6 United States M Fish 6 64 3 1
Serbia B Pa?anski 2 3 6 3 United States M Fish 6 6 6
Germany M Zverev 6 6 62 4 5 11 Spain T Robredo 1 2 3
11 Spain T Robredo 4 2 77 6 7

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16 Spain C Moyá 65 77 5 4
Austria S Koubek 77 62 7 6 Austria S Koubek 6 78 77
Peru L Horna 4 78 3 4 Argentina A Calleri 3 66 65
Argentina A Calleri 6 66 6 6 Austria S Koubek 6 64 6 5 6
Chile P Capdeville 6 7 6 23 France P-H Mathieu 4 77 2 7 8
WC Australia B Klein 4 5 4 Chile P Capdeville 77 0 4 4
Romania V H?nescu 1 64 2 23 France P-H Mathieu 65 6 6 6
23 France P-H Mathieu 6 77 6 23 France P-H Mathieu 4 0r
28 France G Simon 4 6 6 64 6 2 Spain R Nadal 6 3
United States B Reynolds 6 4 2 77 4 28 France G Simon 6 6 6
France A Clément 4 2 77 4 Germany R Schüttler 2 2 1
Germany R Schüttler 6 6 63 6 28 France G Simon 5 2 3
France F Serra 6 77 77 2 Spain R Nadal 7 6 6
Germany F Mayer 3 62 65 France F Serra 0 2 2
Q Serbia V Troicki 63 5 1 2 Spain R Nadal 6 6 6
2 Spain R Nadal 77 7 6

References

  1. ^ "Novak Djokovic wins Australian Open". Daily Telegraph. 27 January 2008. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Australian Open 2008". BBC Sport. 27 January 2008. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 365. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  4. ^ "Australian Open Results Archive - 2008 Men's Singles". Tennis Australia. Retrieved 2012.

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